Ceremonies of Light

47 North Street, PE15 8LS, March, Cambridgeshire

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Ceremonies of Light

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I am a professional Funeral Celebrant offering cremation ceremonies, burials including cremated remains also memorial services. I tailor my services individually to the needs of my Clients according to their wishes, which in turn gives them a farewell ceremony which is personal to them and means so much more than just a standard set service. After Instruction I meet with you in the comfort of your own home or a location of your choosing to fully discuss every aspect of the service from readings, poems, details of the personal tribute and the music you wish to be played. Also we can discuss other options like balloon or dove releases after the service. I also can attend the interment and final laying to rest of the Cremated Remains if you wish me to do so. I liaise fully with your chosen Funeral Director and work with a wide variety of local Funeral homes and National ones. I am a member of the Institute of Professional Celebrants and strongly believe in the ethics of giving a dignified professional service whilst keeping costs low. The areas that I cover are Cambridgeshire, West Norfolk, South Lincolnshire, East Northamptonshire and North Bedfordshire.

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Paul Fenton says...

I would like to thank peter for a wonderful ceremony for my late wife Karen,
Peters presentation was was extremely compassionate and moving and it was an honor to have had peter lead the ceremony .
I will never forget Peter as he helped guide my beautiful karen on towards her next journey.

Thank You Peter !!

George Ogden




Very helpful and informative, well guided order of service which was provided to us afterwards , kept us up to date at all times, we were able to make changes easily. Good advice given for the future if benevolent help is required

Mark & John Smith says...

Peter, lead the service for our late father Martin Smith on 30th December 2019 at South Lincolnshire Crematorium and was a true professional. From our first home meeting, Peter was calm, sensitive & very respectful of our recent situation and he listened to our requirements and thoughts for the ceremony and offered considered assistance and guidance. Prior to the service he forwarded the order of service for us to to read and sign off and on the day his delivery was clear, respectful and sincere. Peter made a very difficult occasion easier to deal with and numerous people who attended commented on how proud our father would have been to hear that service. I would truly recommend Peter and a 100% genuine and compassionate person. Many thanks Mark & John Smith (sons)

Julie Russell & Caroline Miller says...

Peter Thompson conducted our dads service on 27/8/19. He was very supportive of our family and friends whilst remaining very professional. We can wholeheartedly recommend his services. Thank you very much.

Lily and Tony Stock says...

Please accept our sincere thanks Peter for making a very difficult day for us bearable. Your professionalism and expertise from day one was clearly evident and many at the service for Dad commented on how lovely it was. Thank you especially for including our daughters in the reading for their Grandad even though neither of them were able to read it themselves. It meant a lot to them. It showed how caring and compassionate you are. You’re a credit to your profession and have our heartfelt thanks. Lily and Tony




David wood says...

Peter was really professional but also very caring we couldn’t have had anyone better to give the service to say goodbye to our mum.He said everything we asked and more it was PERFECT thank you Peter

Excellent Service




Peter contacted us almost immediately after seeing the Funeral Director, right from the start he was very professional and caring.
Peter listened to our needs to what we wanted to be included in mums service.
We were told by family & friends afterwards what a lovely service it was & very fitting for mum.
Would highly recommend Peter to anyone to use.

Irene Adlington says...

Peter was recommended to our family, he arranged a meeting with me and my sister and he listened to what we wanted for our mums funeral. He was very professional and kind and went through all of the service with us given us different options.
On the day the service was first class we enjoyed it and it was what our mum wanted. Afterwards we were told by family and friends what a lovely service and our mum would have been proud.
Thank you Peter

Margaret Dixon says...

Made to feel relaxed and helped to put together a fitting and moving service. Was very sensitive to our grief and supportive of all of our families needs, would definitely recommend, thank you so much.

Eve says...

On behalf of my family and myself I would like to say what a professional and compassionate service you gave us for my late Husband’s funeral. From the first meeting you gave us confidence that we would not only get through this most difficult of times but also do it with dignity and respect. Your advice to bring a little humour into the memories we all shared from his life lifted our spirits and has helped us move forward and remember the best of times.


A heartfelt thank-you from Pam and family for making such a difficult day go so smoothly and for providing our beloved husband and father with such a lovely service. Peter was very sensitive and caring at both the organizational stage and on the day of the funeral itself and we would recommend him to anybody.

beautiful service



Kevin Jameson says...

Peter did a brilliant job at our Uncle Johns funeral. Everything went according to our wishes and he was considerate and compassionate throughout the pre discussions and on the day itself.
Thanks Peter.

Kevin Jameson

Just perfect



david blaxter says...

Peter made the whole service enjoyable and did celebrate Sylvia's passing. The small number of us at the funeral all felt he had done a superb assessment of what Sylvia and I would wish for, and most important, delivered.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, David.

Walter Skinner



Neil Skinner says...

Peter, welcomed us and conducted the ceremony in the most perfect way. Very importantly he was completely focused on our time, calm and collected and very professional yet warm.

the pre-planning was very good and timely.

All round excellent thank-you Peter from Neil Skinner

Highly recommend



Brenda Adlington says...

Peter conducted the ceremony for my husband and followed our wishes to the letter , we didn't want a conventional service and he certainly served us well . I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him

Simply the best



sarah summers says...

Caring, sensitive, respectful and professional, just some of the outstanding qualities of Peter. Made such a difficult time easier to cope with. I Couldn’t have asked for a better service. Nothing too much trouble and Peter will adapt to individual requirements to make the occasion just as wished for. Would highly recommend to everyone.

Mrs Yolanda Biswell says...

Peter, from Ceremonies of Light, conducted my husband Michael Biswell's funeral in March 2018. From the first meeting I had with him, his calming nature and professional approach made the whole process of planning the funeral a lot easier. He was very kind and sensitive to the situation , and made the service feel very personal. It felt like a friend of my husband was talking about him. His character and sense of humour was described exactly as we all knew and loved about him. Peter's kind and very professional approach resulted in a lot of lovely comments from my family and friends. I cannot recommend him highly enough to fulfil anyone's last wishes for their loved ones. Thankyou

kathy whittaker says...

Pete always provides a wonderful service, he is sincere and warm, he cares about all the clients he comes into contact with. i highly recommend ceremonies of light.

Thankyou Peter



Marilyn says...

My family and I are so grateful to Peter for his empathy and professionalism when dealing with the farewell to my husband. I had decided on the music and the most of the eulogy and Peter was able to create a wonderful service for us. We have had many comments from people who called it "unique", which is exactly what we wanted.

Steve Tilley says...

Presented by the family with the tribute, the music choices and the running order well ahead of the funeral service it was clear to Peter that this particular ceremony would be especially personal. Peter was exceptionally understanding and delivered it for us perfectly on the day. Very professional and we can't thank you enough.

Excellent service



Kim Hickling says...

We were recommended to Peter by our funeral director in Chatteris.

Peter was brilliant, he calmly and sensitively assisted us in arranging the service, explaining how the cremation and service would be held at the crematorium.

On the day the service was wonderful and everything we wanted for Clifford Whitehead. Both Phyl and myself (Kim). Can not thank Peter enough for making such a difficult day bearable.

Excellent service



Kim Hickling says...

We were recommended to Peter by our funeral director in Chatteris.

Peter was brilliant, he calmly and sensitively assisted us in arranging the service, explaining how the cremation and service would be held at the crematorium.

On the day the service was wonderful and everything we wanted for Clifford Whitehead. Both Phyl and myself (Kim). Can not thank Peter enough for making such a difficult day bearable.

Excellent Service



Jason Hall says...

We were recommended Peters services through our funeral director in Holbeach after the passing of Sheila. Peter came to our house for our first contact and listened to our wishes with compassion and sympathy and listened to our concerns and thoughts and gave sincere advice. He went away and created a perfect order of service which was delivered with dignity without being overly formal. I would recommend his services to anybody at their sad time, he is calm, professional and dignified, something that all the family commented on after the ceremony.

Tribute service



Susan says...

Could not fault Peter in any way. We was recommended peter through the funeral directors. Our first meeting was from my mums home and was very formal and put me and my brother at ease with his suggestions that proved to be perfect on the day of the funeral. The service itself was read with empathy and compassion at such a hard and difficult time after the passing of my mum. I would 100% recommend peter.




David Reinemann says...

Many thanks to Peter who is excellent at his job. From the word go he explained and advised us on the order of service. I felt the service was a fitting tribute to Nikki and she would have been proud off. Thank you Peter so very much.

christopher miller says...

Peter was recommended to us by March cooperative funeral services, having stated we didn't want a sombre affair, they said Peter would be perfect as celebrant, he was.
Peter came to our house and guided us through the process, asking us what we wanted, advising on every minute detail.
I believe the day wouldn't have gone so perfectly if we chosen else where.
I would recommend Peter 100 percent, if when needed I would ask Peter to look after everything again.
There's only one thing left to say Thankyou Peter, you made a difficult day so much easier.

Chris and Mandy Miller

Lorraine Lovatt says...

We can’t thank Peter enough for taking the time to spend talking to us about Iris, with his friendly yet professional personality, he really helped to create a fitting and celebratory service.
He created a relaxing atmosphere and everyone complimented his work, as this is the first time our family has used the services of a Funeral Celebrant. We would recommend his services and would use again in the future. Perfection!

Tina Habbin says...

We said goodbye to Geoff today the 24th April 2018 March crematorium.
We were very lucky to be helped by Mr Peter Thompson, he is the nicest and understanding person to get to do our goodbyes .Really recommendation him and I know you will not be disappointed.

Sandy Wood says...

I received a brief introductory phone call from Peter, arrangements were made by email as I do not reside in the UK
He explained what everything was all about and listened to my needs and suggested a suitable song as I was unsure what Mum liked. He assured me that I could change things as I wished.
The impression he gave was that he was here to help me understand the funeral process and give personal advice.
I found Peter a true professional.
I had already composed a short poem relative to my Mother's life and he suggested a very moving closing poem.
When the day arrived, Peter met me and clearly described the next steps.
He conducted the entire service in a very clear voice, pausing and imparting a personal caring attitude to all he said.
When I exited the crematorium I was pleased to thank him.
It was a small family service and they praised the quality of his presentation.
It was a difficult day that was made easier by the help and understanding of Peter.

Alan Maltby says...

Having been recommended to us by Lincolnshire Co-op Funeral Services Peter Thompson visited me at home to arrange the service for my beloved wife Patricia. I had already started to draft a resume of her life and after reading it and listening to what else I recalled we set about the order of service. I had ideas and what Patricia had specifically asked for but there were still gaps and with Peter's help and guidance I was able to agree the order and content. Prior to the Funeral Peter sent me a draft copy of what was to be said and after I realised that there were some parts of her life which I wished included Peter duly obliged. After the funeral Family and Friends remarked on a truly wonderful service that had done 'Patricia Proud. 'That was not all down to me but to Peter's help and the clear concise and dignified way Peter delivered that service.
Thank you Peter.

Excellent service



Donna Dickens says...

I can't thank Peter enough for his professionalism and expert advice he provided throughout the planning stage and actual service he conducted on the day of my grandmothers funeral.

Peter is very friendly and put myself and my family totally at ease as soon as we met him.

Having never attempted to write a Tribute or prepare an Order of Service before Peter Kindly offered great advice and assurance by proof reading prior to the day.

Thank you Peter for making such a difficult day go so smoothly and for providing my grandmother with such a lovely service.

Robin Holderness says...

We were introduced to Peter by the Lincolnshire Co-Operative Funeral Service.
Following a brief introductory phone call from Peter, arrangements were made to meet at our house.
He arrived exactly as scheduled. He explained what everything was all about and listened quietly to our needs and offered a few small items for us to consider. He assured us that we could change things around as we wished. The impression he gave was, he was here purely to help us understand the entire funeral process, give personal advice and most importantly his full personal support.
A sensitive, most understanding person, we found him a true professional in his duty, but yet also a kind person as well.
We had already decided what we would like read out and by whom. Our previously prepared printed WORD copy was viewed and discussed at this time and the actual document emailed to him.
A short while after, this was returned with a few personal suggestions and asking us for any further ideas and any amendments.
We were now happy with the final item.
A day or two before the funeral, we were sent the complete transcript of the whole service.
This was comforting for us to read (out aloud) and also to appreciate and approve absolutely everything contained within.
It gave us a deeper understanding of what would happen on the day.
When the day arrived, Peter met us as we disembarked the limousine and briefly but clearly described the next steps.
He conducted the entire proceedings in a very clear voice, pausing occasionally as required and imparting a personal, caring attitude to all he said.
When we exited the crematorium I was pleased to thank him and shake his hand, as a friend.
There were a lot of our family and friends that praised the quality of the service and also how he was such a warm person.
What was a very difficult day was made easier by the help and understanding of Peter.
THANK YOU from us all!

Thank you so much



Daphne Ledward-Hands says...

Thank you for giving my lovely John the service he deserved.

ceremony review



Catherine Wilson says...

It is the first time my family had used a funeral celebrant and we all wished we had previously known of Peter's services.
Peter took the time to spend with us and listened carefully as we spoke of our lost relative. The result was a service which seemed perfect and reflected what we all loved about our relative. Many of the congregation commented on what a lovely service it was.
I would recommend Peter's services and would not hesitate to use him again in the future.

A Sincere Tribute



Garry Morris says...

Very many thanks for the time you spent with us and the guidance you provided, which allowed us to have an individually tailored service and eulogy which was fitting to my late father. You delivered the service with sincerity and humour which helped to make the day special and memorable.

Gina says...

Peter did a great job with the service at Surfleet on the 13th July2017. We received lots of positive comments on the day from both family and friends. Many thanks from the Rawding , Coaten , Mayfield and Wakefield family.

sue & louise westley says...

Thankyou Peter for a wonderful and fitting service . We had nothing but wonderful comments. Thankyou for all your help in making a very difficult time a little bit easier

Excellant Service



Colin Towers says...

Peter took the time to visit the family and plan the sort of commemoration we wanted. On the day he conducted the tribute with respect and feeling and all present commented on how well he had conducted the proceedings and delivered the service. The family would like to thank him and would recommend him in the future.




Terry & Jill says...

Having no idea of what was involved my sister and I used Peters Celebrant services having been recommended by our chosen Funeral Director.
Peter met with me and was professional, thorough and helped by offering suggestions to enable us to build our celebration for our Mother Joan. After drafts were sent by Peter, this then led us on to remember other important parts to be included.
When our day came, Peter met with us and introduced to all and started to guide us through the proceedings. Peters celebration was professional, timely, sincere and unrushed. It was exactly what we wanted without being 'heavy' , indeed some light hearted moments in our Mums life story were inserted with lovely affect to give the grandchildren some memory's.
Before, during and after Peter was caring and attentive and produced a written copy to keep of our celebration service.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Peter and indeed would say it will be of much benefit at what is a sad and stressful time. Thank you Peter.

Lovely Tribute



Patricia Flynn says...

Peter performed a lovely tribute to my late husband, helping make the day a celebration of his life. Thank you Peter for making such a sad day as uplifting as it possible could.

Patricia Flynn

Mike Barnett says...

Thanks so much for all your help in planning and giving a lovely service.

Sincere Thanks



Clive Fretwell says...

Peter I don't believe my Dads funeral could have been any better. Your assistance, help and guidance was extremely appreciated. You made a sad time enjoyable that is not easy to do. The comments I had afterwards were all positive many remarking on how well you performed.
Will always be grateful.

Thank you!



Sue Jex says...

It was a pleasure to liaise with Peter for the funeral of my mum. Peter listened to what we wanted and helped with some ideas of how the service could be planned. Nothing was too much trouble. He is professional as well as empathetic.
Thank you so much - my father is very grateful for your input.

Excellent service



Carol says...

Peter Thompson is a very approachable and caring man,showing much respect .I would highly recommend his service as he gave a very respectful ,curious and heartfelt tribute to my late husband.He is always caring and polite and gives a personal farewell service while discussing arrangements in the comfort of your own home . Thankyou a million .Carol x

Excellent tribute



Jo Grantham says...

Pete made what was a sad occasion for my family a very joyous day celebrating my dads life his professionalism and caring approach is second to none he is a genuine caring man xx Thankyou

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